Cloudesley Association Update – December 2016

1. Lonsdale Square Carols Followed by Drink in the Pub

Some of you will recall that last year the Lonsdale Square Residents Association kindly asked us to join them for their annual carol singing around the square. This year, they have once again kindly extended the invitation to us. We thought it would be lovely to all go to the Drapers Arms for a drink after the carol singing. Please come along if you are free. Details below:

Date: Tuesday 13 December
Time: 7pm
Location: Lonsdale Square

The event is terribly Dickensian and rather special.

2. Underground Noise around Cloudesley Square (and surrounds)- Minutes

The minutes from the meeting that took place between TfL and residents in early October are now available – please see attached.

3. Dirk's Christmas Party – 10th December

Dirk Meerstadt has organised a pre-Christmas informal dinner at 7.30pm on 10th December in the Crown. If anyone is interested in joining, please let me know and I can forward you the details as there is a £10 deposit per person.

4. Feedback from Councillor Rowena Champion

Rowena Champion kindly spoke to the council for us on the matter of trees in the area. We asked her if, given the number of trees that have been cut down, whether any of the other trees are diseased. Apparently there are no other trees with problems.

We also asked Rowena to establish why trees that had been cut down were not immediately replaced. The tree officer responsible said that they have struggled to replace every tree due to varying factors, such as underground services, coal cellars and in some cases due to subsidence claims requiring that trees are not replaced. He said they are in the process of identifying additional locations in the Richmond Avenue, Cloudesley Road and Square area and providing they have funding available, should be able to increase tree numbers in the area.

He also said that they are planning to plant trees on the following streets this planting season (December 2016 – March 2017):

Brooksby Street
Copenhagen St
Faraday Close
Hemingford Road
Matilda Street
Omega Place
Richmond Crescent
Roman Way
Thornhill Square

5. New Food Market

Many of you will recall the farmers market that used to take place on Sundays at William Tyndale school (which was then moved to Chapel Market), so you will be pleased to know that there is a 'new' food market on Saturdays 10.30am - 3pm (William Tyndale School).

6. Christmas Market

There is a Hygge (Danish!) Christmas Market at Granary Square from the 13th to 18th December.

7. Dowrey Street Site

You should now have received the September newsletter from Morgan Sindall on your doorsteps.

If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us (or your street rep) know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association e mail distribution list, please pass this e mail on and/or ask them to provide me with their contact details so that they can be kept in the loop.

Merry Christmas!

Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association